October 23rd, 2012

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Early Sullivan Lands Veteran Business Litigator Stephen Ma

Los Angeles, CA – October 23, 2012 – Early Sullivan Wright Gizer & McRae LLP (“Early Sullivan”), thriving in its second year after splitting from Glaser, Weil, Fink, Jacobs, Howard, Avchen & Shapiro LLP (“Glaser Weil”), has landed another high profile business litigator in Stephen Ma.

Among his recent successes, Ma obtained summary judgment on behalf of Bob Barker, host of “The Price is Right,” against plaintiff’s employment discrimination claims; advised and represented Warner/Chappell Music, the award-winning publishing arm of Warner Music Group, against a Los Angeles-based publishing company; and defended a national financial institution in connection with a U.S. Securities Exchange Commission investigation of alleged misrepresentations and kickbacks regarding investment advisor services.

“Steve Ma is a smart and tough litigator who has served as a trusted advisor for our company,” says Bill Lundregan, Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Esselte Corporation, the world’s leading global office supplies manufacturer.  “We look forward to working with Steve and his new partners at Early Sullivan.”  Ma’s business litigation and trial practice includes securities litigation, entertainment matters, business torts, professional malpractice, healthcare and employment discrimination claims.  Prior to joining Early Sullivan, Ma was a partner at Glaser Weil.  He received his Bachelor of Arts from Georgetown University in 1992 and his Juris Doctorate from Northwestern University School of Law in 1995.

“This is another step in us building a firm with attorneys from large law firms who, after experiencing big firm life, have a desire to practice in a boutique atmosphere,” says Eric Early, Managing Partner.  “Steve shares our vision to create and sustain a model of providing stellar legal representation while efficiently staffing matters to control spiraling legal costs,” Early adds.

Early Sullivan, a business and entertainment law firm, represents a wide variety of clients in litigation, trial and transactions, including Fidelity National Financial, First American Title Insurance Company, American Broadcasting Company (ABC), EHR Aviation and Endemol USA, Inc.  The firm’s success comes from its passion for the practice of law and relentless pursuit of client interests.